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Step Up to Writing

Step Up to Wrting is a set of instructional strategies developed by Maureen Auman and published by Sopris West.  Step Up to Writing is being used in Kindergarten through Grade 12 to ensure that students have basic writing skills and that writing is used to advance learning in all content classes.

K-12 Implementation Guide
(Provides examples of Step Up to Writing Strategies useful for each grade and subject.  Print on 11" x 17" paper.)

Try a Few Step Up to Writing Strategies

I-V-F Sentence and Summary Paragraph Analayzing a Paragraph Using and Creating Bookmarks
Breaking Down Definitions Avoiding the "Things" Trap Paragraph Elaboration and Ticket Out
Summarizing Charts and Graphs Sentence Combining and Improving Sentence Quality Either-Or for Persuasive Writing

How to Use Scoring Rubrics

Assessing Summaries of Texts Assessing Writing in ELA Classrooms Using the SUTW Scoring Guide Assessing Writing in Non-ELA Classrooms

Scoring Rubrics

Summarizing for HS ELA

Summarizing for HS Non-ELA

Expository Essay Writing for
Expository Paragraph Writing for HS Non-ELA

See video of Step Up to Writing being used

Contact the SUTW Trainer for our Region or find a local trainer
Karen Currie, Huron ISD (989) 269-3465

Learn More at the Sopris West Website